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CPS visiting..., any tips?

Anonymous
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My stepchild's mom is being investigated by CPS. They're coming by our house tomorrow to talk to the child.

We are not being investigated, but I want to make sure we have all our ducks in a row. Anyone have any tips? I've never had an experience with CPS, except having a buddy from college that works for them in another county and hearing horror stories.
Posted by Anonymous on Oct. 3, 2013 at 2:15 PM
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P.V.Hawkwind
by Ruby Member on Oct. 3, 2013 at 2:16 PM

Bump for you!

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 3, 2013 at 2:17 PM
Bump!
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Oct. 3, 2013 at 2:18 PM
Thanks. I'm nervous.... Never dealt with this before!!

Quoting P.V.Hawkwind:

Bump for you!

lalaballet
by Platinum Member on Oct. 3, 2013 at 2:19 PM
Small stuff that can be swallowed off the floor and floor vacuumed. Beds made rooms clean. Kitchen clean. Kids clean and hair brushed.
LSeabolt1982
by Silver Member on Oct. 3, 2013 at 2:19 PM

Have the house clean and food in the pantry.

NewStepMom373
by Bronze Member on Oct. 3, 2013 at 2:19 PM
1 mom liked this

We're in a similiar situation...we're just honest and cooperative with them- the case worker is very nice and the kids like her. What they are looking at physically is that the kids are healthy, clean and their needs are being met, ie- educationally, medically and at home, there is food in the house and the house is clean. Good luck.

Redwoods_Mama
by Platinum Member on Oct. 3, 2013 at 2:20 PM

ZOMG, deepclean everything and make sure there is milk in the fridge!

 

Sorry, cafemom stole my brain for a minute.  I wouldn't do anything special, assuming you don't normally live in filth.

lalaballet
by Platinum Member on Oct. 3, 2013 at 2:20 PM
As far as beds made I mean clean sheets on, you don't actually have to make them.
Mom2RSD
by on Oct. 3, 2013 at 2:21 PM

Clean your house. Do NOT try prep your child before hand. And when the investigator is there let the child answer the questions (that are directed to them); don't answer them for him/her

minimom319
by Bronze Member on Oct. 3, 2013 at 2:21 PM
They like to see medications and cleaning supplies high out of reach
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